Jul 17, 2018  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Services


 


Student Services

Web Address: www.apsu.edu/student_affairs/; www.apsu.edu/registrar/

AP OneStop

Students may apply, register, pay fees, obtain grades, order student transcripts, and obtain information on admissions, financial aid, veteran services, housing, and testing by accessing AP OneStop at http://onestop.apsu.edu/.

Book and Supply Store

Website: www.apsubookstore.com

The APSU Book and Supply Store provides the books and materials needed as part of the educational process for students. Items available include textbooks (new and used and rental), supplies (writing instruments, notebooks, and folders), APSU gift and novelty items (sweatshirts, T-shirts, baseball caps, and various APSU logo items), and graduation regalia. The Book and Supply Store is located in the Catherine Evans Harvill Building and can be reached at 931-221-7655.

Child Learning Center

The Child Learning Center (CLC), a department of the Division of Student Affairs, serves children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years in the preschool program. Children of APSU students, staff, and faculty, as well as alumni and members of the community who meet the age requirements are eligible to attend. The Child Learning Center is located in the Sexton Building on  Eighth Street, an easily accessible part of the campus. The trained and caring staff takes pride in the facility and in the developmentally appropriate curriculum. Call 931-221-6234, Monday through Friday, during regular business hours for more information.

Student Counseling Services

The office of Student Counseling Services is located in Ellington Building, Room 202. Services are provided to promote student learning through cultural, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual development. Personal counseling sessions may be scheduled for a variety of issues which include adjustment to college, marriage preparation, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, low self-esteem, alcohol and drug abuse, grief, and sexuality. The primary counseling staff is made up of licensed professionals. Services are provided to students at no additional cost. Students may call 931-221-6162 for an appointment.

Govs ID Card

The Govs Card is the official identification card for every student, faculty, and staff member at APSU. It offers a convenient, easy, and safe way to make purchases and utilize campus services. The card can also be used as a library card, meal plan card, meal money (Gov Bucks), admittance to athletic events and other campus activities, access to residence halls and the student recreation center, in vending machines, and as a U.S. Bank ATM/Debit Card. Information about the Govs ID Card is available at the Morgan University Center room 207, or by calling 931-221-6617.

Health Services

The University provides health services guided by standards set by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and American College Health Association. The A.R. Boyd Health Services, located in Ellington Building, room 104, is an outpatient clinic on the campus, with either a Board Certified Family Practice Physician or Board Certified Family/Adult Nurse Practitioner on site. Services are provided for APSU students, staff, and faculty. Students are assessed a health service fee each semester enrolled. Staff and faculty seeking services through the clinic are required to pay a visit co-pay. Minor illnesses may be treated in the clinic without additional expense except for medications, certain procedures/exams, and laboratory tests. Major illnesses are referred to the patient’s family doctor or to the staff of consultants and specialists at Clarksville Gateway Hospital, an institution approved by the American Hospital Association. Medical care or related services obtained off campus is at the patient’s expense. Services available at Boyd Health Services include visits with medical staff for illness and/or injury, gynecology and family planning services, well-patient physical examinations, allergy injections, immunizations and tuberculin testing, laboratory and phlebotomy services, and health education.

No medical services will be provided until a medical history is completed, signed, and filed. In addition to this initial record, the University and Boyd Health Services reserves the right to require additional examinations and/or immunizations during any time the student is enrolled at the University.

Service may be denied to patients who are noncompliant with the recommended treatment plan or whose illness is outside the scope of clinic services.

Public Safety – Campus Police

The APSU Campus Police station is open and staffed 24 hours a day, and is located in the Shasteen Building behind the football stadium. Campus Police Officers patrol all institution property by automobile, electric vehicle, and by foot.  The sworn officers attend the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) and are certified/meet state standards and requirements.

The jurisdictional area extends to all facilities owned, operated, and leased by the Board of Regents, as well as public roads and right-of-ways contiguous to that property. They are armed and empowered with the same arrest authority as city and county officers. Campus officers work closely with local and state police and emergency officials, and share a common radio network. Police officers are augmented on campus by security officers and by the Student Patrol, which assist in parking and traffic control and in security during special events, and provide a security escort service for students during evening hours. Other crime prevention programs run throughout the year, including crime prevention briefings and a program for recording and engraving serial numbers on valuable items of property. Public Safety is also responsible for coordinating homeland security efforts and APSU’s Emergency Preparedness Plan. For more information, contact Campus Police at 931-221-7786. For emergencies call 9-1-1.

Sickness and Accident Insurance

The Tennessee Board of Regents has contracted to provide, on a voluntary basis, sickness and accident insurance. The plan, including hospital and accident benefits, is available to full-time and part-time students and their family members at a reasonable cost. Students may obtain more information about this plan at Boyd Health Services in Ellington Student Services Building or at Student Affairs in the University Center, Room 206. Students are strongly encouraged to have comprehensive health insurance during their time of enrollment at the University.

Students with Disabilities

APSU welcomes students with disabilities and is committed to meeting their needs. Major renovations in the form of ramps and elevators have been made to classroom buildings, the library, and administrative buildings. Some specially adapted housing units are available for students with curb cuts, ramps, etc. Parking for students with disabilities is provided at strategic locations throughout the campus. APSU’s commitment to and concern for students with disabilities is further evidenced by a permanent committee designated as the Committee for Persons with Disabilities, whose objectives are to:

  1. Develop policies related to the services and activities on campus for students, faculty, and staff with disabilities;
  2. Monitor questions relative to procedures and access; and
  3. Make recommendations directly to the President.

This committee, in addition to other University personnel, works closely with state agencies which have programs to help students overcome difficulties they may encounter on campus as a result of their disabilities. Students with ambulatory disabilities are encouraged to visit the campus prior to enrollment and assess the physical environment for accessibility. Potential or currently enrolled students with disabilities are required to provide current documentation to substantiate a need for appropriate accommodations. For more information, students should contact the Office of Disability Services at 931-221-6230 Voice or 931-221-6278 TTY.

Traffic and Parking Regulations

Students who desire to park and/or drive vehicles on the APSU campus are required to register with the Office of Public Safety in the Shasteen Building or apply online for decal issuance. All vehicles must display a proper parking decal and must be operated in accordance with state laws and University Traffic and Parking Regulations, distributed by the Office of Public Safety.

University Center

The Morgan University Center is the center of campus life at Austin Peay. The Center is the home to the University’s food service operations, featuring the cafeteria and food court. In addition, the following offices are located in the facility: Student Affairs, University Facilities, Student Life and Leadership, Career and Advisement Center, Disability Services, Career Services, Student Publications (The All State student newspaper and the Monacle Yearbook), Student Government Association, Hispanic Cultural Center and the Military Student Center. Besides the offices listed, the Morgan University Center includes a coffee shop and meeting rooms. In the Morgan University Center you will find regular events and programs scheduled throughout the day, as well as a location to relax and refresh from your academic studies.

University Housing

Web Address: www.apsu.edu/housing/

The University believes that life in campus housing provides students with an essential part of the educational experience. Living in a residence hall/apartment affords students opportunities for involvement in learning communities, campus activities, shared responsibilities and community experiences. Since the majority of students’ study and involvement patterns are formed early, the University requires that all full-time single freshmen students under 21 years of age, not residing with their parents or legal guardians, must reside in University housing and participate in a University meal plan while in University housing.

The University has accommodations for approximately 1,500 students. Single students are housed in residence halls, generally two to a room, or Meacham Apartments and Hand Village, four to an apartment, under the supervision of professional and student staff.  Honors housing is available and living-learning communities are located in buildings 300 and 400 of Hand Village and Meacham Building 100.  One, two, and three bedroom apartments are available for married students, single parents with dependent children, or single students age 21 or older with no dependents.

All resident students must provide their own bed linens, towels, and other personal accessories. Students are responsible for the care and cleaning of their rooms. Laundry facilities are available in all residence halls/apartments. Internet, cable, and in-house movie/information channel are provided. All residences are smoke free.

Application for University Housing should be made online at www.apsu.edu/housing. Housing contracts are for the full academic year (fall and spring semesters) and renewed annually. Please refer to Housing Licensing Agreement for fee adjustment policies and deadlines.